After a year of pause, Eat Concrete returns to Gros-Fays in Namur, located close to the Belgium-France border.
Held between the 25th to 28th of May 2017, this event is know for it’s relaxed atmosphere, vibrant nightlife and a mellow road that offers plenty of fun for beginners and pros, who want to practice their racing technique.
The first edition of Eat Concrete was organised back in 2013 as the first Belgian Championship Downhill Skateboarding race and is now continuing the tradition of bringing stoke to the local and international downhill family.
Eat Concrete event schedule
On the 24th of May, a day before the freeride is set to start, the Eat Concrete crew will open their campsite to welcome the riders and give them a chance to find the perfect camping spot, get situated and have a cold beer before the next day of skating.
The next three days will be reserved for freeriding and are not limited to only longboarding, but open their arms to all downhill sports (Classic / Street luge and In-Line are allowed).
On Friday afternoon, May 26th, the Belgian Chamipionship race will take place which will last until the 28th of May. This means a total of 3 days freeriding and 4 days of racing.
The crew’s plan is to provide as many runs as possible by starting the day at 9 a.m. every day and ensuring fast shuttles which take only 4-5 minutes.
If your are new to racing or even a pro who wants to fine tune his technique, this is the perfect event to make it happen.
At Eat Concrete, drafting is the name of the game with the addition of fun pack runs with friends and other racers.
The track starts with a big push into a straight that leads into a flowy S curve that follows into the first 90 degree corner.
This is also where the crew will set up a chill out place for spectators and riders where they can get their one free meal and drink a day, while watching the skating go down and sway to the music provided by a DJ.
After gripping or sliding the so called ”Red Bull corner”, the flow develops into a longer sweeper section where the race starts to get interesting.
With a heated game of drafting that last around 500 meters, this section will determine how good someones racing and drafting skills are.
After this pick-up speed section, the track turns into the second left corner just before the finish line.
Campsite and night life
The campsite is located 12 minutes from the track and offers all the amenities you need to get comfy.
The race camp was a real camping site at a river. It was fully equipped with nice bathrooms, showers and some really nice long time campers. Alex Dehmel
In the heart of the campsite a big circus party tent will be set up where riders will be able to enjoy the company of fellow skaters and shed off some extra energy on a mini ramp.
With some time to practice their skate tricks, attendees will also be able to participate in a mini ramp contest scheduled for Saturday, May 27th. The winners will enjoy their glory with a new board, hoodies and other goodies.
To keep the party going, the crew set up the evening entertainment with 1 – 2 live bands, followed by a DJ that will keep the party rocking until the early hours.
Purple Haste groove master, Florian Fellner is also set to provide some sick beats during the event and take the party to the next level.
Do you want to join the Belgian party?
The registration for Eat Concrete 2017 has already started, but you still have a chance to join the party until midnight on May 21st, 2017 via their official website.
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